Monday, 30 March 2020 17:29
Earlier today, Nathan Hines, owner of our BIA business The Auld Spot pub was interviewed by the Toronto Star. Here is the link to the article: https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/03/30/april-1-looms-over-renters-and-landlords-worried-about-paying-rent.html
Monday, 30 March 2020 16:23
Message from Peter Tabuns (MPP for Toronto-Danforth) concerning their position they have taken today (March 30) on residential and commercial tenants. They hope that the Ford government acts on it. See below. Ban on evictions or disconnections The NDP is calling for a legislated provincial moratorium on evictions, lockouts or disconnections of tenants for the next four months, backed by law. The legislation should include commercial leases for small and medium-sized businesses. The NDP is calling for the legislation to…
Saturday, 28 March 2020 14:58
Good Afternoon All, I've been on the phone this morning with a few of you - there is frustration that our Premier has not stepped up and legislated a rent freeze for small and medium businesses for the next 60 or 90 days. The measures announced yesterday by the Prime Minister will provide some assistance but do not deal with the immediate concern about rent. In all the conversations and emails that I've had with our government reps this week…
Friday, 27 March 2020 12:57
Good Afternoon All, For the first time in ages I'm sending an email that contains some promising news. Prime Minister Trudeau just announced financial assistance for small and medium businesses. These include: 1. Wage subsidy increased from 10% to 75% 2. A one year $40,000 no interest loan secured by the Federal government with the first $10k being forgiven. The PM said that he will provide full details by Monday. Below is a copy of his announcement from a few…
Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:12
Good Afternoon All, Once again I'm asking for your help. April 1st is 6 days away and I know that many of you are concerned about your rent payments and relations with your property landlords. There currently is no safety net for commercial renters. Yesterday myself and some of our Board of Directors participated in a 2 hour conference call with Councillor Fletcher, members of the City's Economic and Development Division and all of the other BIAs located within Ward…
Monday, 23 March 2020 11:53
Good Morning All, First I would like to thank you for your generous outreach this past weekend to our area Kennedy House. They're in need and despite the situation we all find ourselves in, those of you who are able reached out to offer help. I've always believed that we have the best BIA and the best members but the generosity and kindness that you showed to others in need this weekend just reaffirms my beliefs. Thank you so very…
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